18 November 2014

Buzzcuts – Perth Fringe World 2015 Reviewers

Buzz_mast-head_NEW1Fringe World

Buzzcuts is a program that trains young writers and broadcasters in critical arts reviewing. In 2015 we are once again working with Fringe World!


  • Attend a two hour induction workshop for reviewers in January 2015, at The West Australian Office, exact date TBC;
  • Attend and review a minimum of four shows at the 2015 FRINGE WORLD Festival;
  • Advise the Buzzcuts Perth Editor if they are unable to attend a scheduled show;
  • Submit reviews for publication on the Buzzcuts website in a timely manner following a show;
  • Complete a project evaluation survey at the completion of the volunteer period; and,
  • Other duties as directed by the Buzzcuts Perth Editor.


  • The position is voluntary and may fit quite well with study in media, editing or writing.
  • The position is for four weeks from January to February 2015, requiring a few hours a week. Most work will be done from home.
  • The actual days/hours per week to be negotiated.
  • The volunteer reports to and is supervised by the Buzzcuts Perth Editor
  • The volunteer is covered by appropriate insurance while working at Express Media


  • Self motivation: the ability to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Time-management skills: the ability to set and work to deadlines, and to coordinate and manage multiple tasks
  • Superb communications skills, both oral and written
  • Expertise in word processing, email and volunteer applications and familiarity with spreadsheets
  • An interest in Express Media’s mission and target audience development groups
  • Desirable: Experience in arts reviewing


To apply, please submit the following three things to generalmanager@expressmedia.org.au:

1.           Your contact information including your name, address, date of birth, email and contact phone number

2.          A cover letter outlining why you would like to be involved and any experience you have in the relevant area.

3.          A 300 word sample review of a film or performance of your choice.

Applications close 9am, Monday December 15 2014.